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Relatives mourn those crushed at Indonesia soccer match

Oct. 03, 2022 04:05 AM EDT

JEMBER, Indonesia (AP) — Families and friends of some of the 125 people who died in a crush set off by police tear gas after an Indonesia soccer match wailed in grief as the bodies of the victims were returned home Monday. Seventeen children were among the dead. Police said 18...

Stadium tragedy exposes Indonesia's troubled soccer history

Oct. 03, 2022 03:25 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Gaining the right to host next year’s Under-20 World Cup was a major milestone in Indonesia’s soccer development, raising hopes that a successful tournament would turn around long-standing problems that have blighted the sport in this country of 277 million people. ...

125 die as tear gas triggers crush at Indonesia soccer match

Oct. 02, 2022 13:31 PM EDT

MALANG, Indonesia (AP) — Police firing tear gas after an Indonesian soccer match in an attempt to stop violence triggered a disastrous crush of fans making a panicked, chaotic run for the exits, leaving at least 125 people dead, most of them trampled upon or suffocated. Attention...

EXPLAINER: What's behind Indonesia's deadly soccer match?

Oct. 02, 2022 08:47 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Violence, tear gas and a deadly crush that erupted following a domestic league soccer match Saturday night marked another tragedy in Indonesian football. Here's a look at how the chaos occurred and what is being done to prevent future incidents: ___ ...

Conservative Muslims protest Indonesian fuel price hikes

Sep. 12, 2022 07:00 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Hundreds of conservative Muslims marched in Indonesia’s capital on Monday demanding that the government revoke its decision to raise fuel prices, saying it hurts people already reeling from the economic impact of the pandemic. Authorities blocked streets...

Indonesian students protest against fuel price hikes

Sep. 08, 2022 05:43 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Hundreds of students rallied in Indonesia's capital on Thursday to protest sharp increases in fuel prices by the government. The protesters, from several student organizations, gathered at Jakarta's National Monument, which commemorates Indonesia's...

Workers, students in Indonesia protest fuel price hike

Sep. 06, 2022 05:35 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Hundreds of workers and students in Indonesia rallied on Tuesday demanding the government cancel fuel price hikes, a politically sensitive issue that has triggered past unrest. Members of trade unions, farmers, fishermen, temporary teachers and domestic...

Philippine, Indonesia talks on pandemic recovery challenges

Sep. 05, 2022 04:13 AM EDT

BOGOR, Indonesia (AP) — Philippine leader Ferdinand Marcos Jr. affirmed deepening economic and security ties with Indonesia on Monday during the first overseas trip of his presidency, while expressing concern about the persistent difficulties Southeast Asian nations have faced after pandemic. ...

Indonesia hikes fuel prices by 30%, cuts energy subsidies

Sep. 03, 2022 07:54 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Fuel prices increased by about 30% across Indonesia on Saturday after the government reduced some of the costly subsidies that have kept inflation in Southeast Asia’s largest economy among the world’s lowest. Indonesians have been fretting for weeks...

Marcos flying to Indonesia, Singapore on first foreign trip

Sep. 02, 2022 07:35 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. will travel to Indonesia and Singapore on his first overseas trip since taking office in June to strengthen security ties and discuss problems confronting the region, including strife in Myanmar, officials said Friday. ...